31 Aug, 2016

Evening Light

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{August Break 8/30: Evening Light} This is where I caught the evening light today: view from a gas station along I-90 in Indiana.

27 Apr, 2016

Building Update

April 27th, 2016|Tags: , |

It's been way too long since I've shared an update of our building project, the barn with built-in apartment on our country property in Indiana. This is partly due to [...]

9 Oct, 2015

Building Begin

October 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

After more than two years of planning, we have finally broken ground on a barn with living quarters on our country property in Indiana. This is one of the reasons [...]

9 Jun, 2014

The Glory of Green

June 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Our country property in Indiana is finally, gloriously saturated with green. I've never been so hungry and so thirsty for green! After this long hard winter and all its whiteness, [...]

26 Feb, 2014

Before Winter Became Heavy

February 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Before winter became heavy, it came softly. Before we had 3+ feet of snow on the ground, there were just tracks of snow swinging through the woods. I really miss [...]

18 Oct, 2013

Gossamer Magic

October 18th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

  A leaf stands in midair. Upon closer inspection, it seems to hang by an invisible thread, caught on the one flight of its life, the journey of autumn, the trip from branch to [...]

3 Oct, 2013

Colors of the Woods

October 3rd, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , |

  The other day I was in a blue mood, discombobulated and irritable. I had the good fortune, however, that my husband and I drove out to the country that day. [...]

24 Sep, 2013

A Perfect Day

September 24th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

Oh how I feel like myself again this morning, readying photos for this post! Feels good. Finally, I am blogging again. And blogging, despite its airy quality, is amazingly grounding [...]

22 May, 2013

Banner Update

May 22nd, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

It's time to switch out that blog banner again! I've discovered I am pretty consistent about doing this every six months; my last update was December 7. So here's what's [...]

2 May, 2013

On Getting to Know a Place

May 2nd, 2013|Tags: , , , |

We bought our property in northwest Indiana almost five years ago, and getting to know this one place on Earth, exploring it over and over again, has been one of the joys I [...]

14 Mar, 2013

Study in Gray

March 14th, 2013|Tags: , , , |

It seems to me that in March, right before spring, when everything is especially barren, nature invites contemplation. On my recent walk through our property in northwest Indiana, I had to [...]

17 Jan, 2013

In Search of Winter

January 17th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |

Hello winter, where are you? There is no sight of snow in Chicago, so on a recent trip to the Indiana country side I went in search of winter, looking [...]

7 Dec, 2012

A New Blog Banner

December 7th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

About every six months, I get the urge to change my blog banner. I grow tired of the old one, and I feel it doesn't represent me anymore. Thanks to [...]

30 Oct, 2012

Photo Essay: Savoring Fall in Indiana

October 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

I am immensely grateful to our friend who sowed sunflower seeds on an empty spot on our property in Indiana, because the dry sunflowers now make great models for my [...]

6 Jul, 2012

Tornado Trees

July 6th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Our property out in the country of northwestern Indiana got hit by a tornado last weekend. Thankfully, none of the buildings were damaged, but as we walked around earlier this [...]

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